$500 vs $5000 Camera Experiment Proves It's Not All About The Gear

"Hands down, one of the most annoying questions we get asked daily is 'what camera did you use to take that photo?'" says Daniel Inskeep of Mango Street Lab, and it's a question that frustrates a lot of photographers. It's not that it's necessarily a bad question to ask, it's just that people often assume that all you need to be a great photographer is a lot of expensive equipment. Sure, it can often help you achieve your desired look, but it's not the be all and end all.

To prove it, Inskeep and Rachel Gulotta have created a video comparing photos taken by an amateur on a $5000 camera and photos taken by them (professionals) with a $500 set up, just to prove you can get equally good results.

Check out the video above.